AmSty Announces Polystyrene Price Increase Effective July 1, 2020

The Woodlands, Texas – July 1, 2020 – AmSty announces an increase in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene produced by the Company of $0.03/lb., effective July 1, 2020. This price supersedes all other previously announced price changes. ### Contacts Mr. Scott Cobb, 844-512-1212Product Manager - Polystyrene About AmStyAmSty is a leading...
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AmSty Recognized with Sustainability Leadership Award

The Woodlands, Texas – June 6. 2020 – The American Chemistry Council has recognized AmSty with a Sustainability Leadership Award for its work with partner Agilyx over the past year regarding Regenyx polystyrene recycling.  In 2019 Regenyx became the first-of-its-kind recycling facility, which converted approximately 800,000 pounds of poly...
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Results Published for Pacific Northwest Pilot Project

The Woodlands, Texas – April 20, 2020 – Last fall a collaborative group of government and industry packaging leaders, led by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), released results from a 60-day pilot project, the Pacific Northwest Secondary Sorting Demonstration #PNWSort.  With all the other news around public health, it...
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Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)

The Woodlands, Texas – Originally Posted February 7, 2020 – ​(Last Updated Monday, April 6, 2020 at 11:05 a.m.) – AmSty continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation worldwide and has been proactively planning for the potential of disruptions that may affect the normal way of doing business. Fortunately, the company has not experienced a...
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AmSty Announces Polystyrene Price Decrease Effective April 1, 2020

The Woodlands, Texas – March 26, 2020 – ​AmSty announces a decrease in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene produced by the Company of $0.07/lb., effective April 1, 2020. This price supersedes all other previously announced price changes. ### Contacts Mr. Scott Cobb, 844-512-1212Product Manager - Polystyrene About AmStyAmSty is a...
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AmSty Announces Interim CEO

The Woodlands, Texas – March 11, 2020 – Dr. Randy Pogue has been named CEO of AmSty, effective April 2, as Brad Crocker is stepping down from the role. Dr. Pogue will serve on an interim basis while a search is conducted for CEO candidates over the coming months, of which Dr. Pogue and other internal candidates will also be considered. "We are...
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Recycling Today Features Gary Welsh, Senior TS&D Leader

The Woodlands, Texas – March 10, 2020 – Recycling Today published an interview with AmSty Senior Technical Service and Development Leader Gary Welsh discussing the role of personal responsibility in the sustainability discussion. Read the full article here: https://www.recyclingtoday.com/article/plastics-trailblazers-gary-welsh/ ### Conta...
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AmSty Announces Polystyrene Price Increase Effective January 1, 2020

The Woodlands, Texas – December 23, 2019 – AmSty announces an increase in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene produced by the Company of $0.03/lb., effective January 1, 2020.  This price supersedes all other previously announced price changes.

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4 Million Gain Access to Foam Recycling with FPI Grant

The Woodlands, Texas – November 21, 2019 – Throughout the years, AmSty has published information about its involvement with a grant program by The Foam Recycling Coalition ("FRC") – A group of plastics industry suppliers, converters and companies who use foodservice packaging.  AmSty is an underwriter of the program which seeks to fund infrastructure improvements for polystyrene foam recycling.  We are proud to report that the latest data shows our program has helped bring foam recycling to more than 4 million people.

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The Circular Economy - Regenyx Leads the Way for Chemical Recycling in Polystyrene

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The Woodlands, Texas– October 1, 2019 – Plastics News has publisehd an article showcasing the work of AmSty and its partner company Agilyx, along with other industry leaders, who are working towards a circular economy in plastics recycling. 

Rob Benedict, the author's article says, "Petrochemical manufacturers are commonly known as creators of the building blocks for plastic. But increasingly, they're making headlines for reversing that process — turning used plastic products back into their original building-block monomers "

 You can read the full story here: https://www.plasticsnews.com/perspective/unlocking-circular-economy-petrochemical-manufacturers-lead-charge-reinvent-recycling

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AmSty Announces Polystyrene Price Increase Effective October 1, 2019

The Woodlands, Texas – September 26, 2019 – AmSty announces an increase in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene produced by the Company of $0.03/lb., effective October 1, 2019.  This price supersedes all other previously announced price changes.

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Plastics News: Oregon Project Out to Prove Recycling Can Pay

The Woodlands, Texas – September 26, 2019 –  Plastics News published an article showcasing a major Oregon-based recycling project, sponsored by AmSty, whose goal is to find solutions to plastic waste and recycling improvements.

Jim Johnson, the author of the article says, "Instead of adding additional equipment to each Municipal Recycling Facility (MRF) to capture more plastics, the pilot project instead is out to prove that a secondary sortation at a completely different facility is cost effective."

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SOCRRA Expands Polystyrene Foam Recycling Capabilities with FPI Grant

The Woodlands, Texas – September 17, 2019 – The Foam Recycling Coalition ("FRC") – A group of plastics industry suppliers, converters and companies who use foodservice packaging – continues to see results from its grant program.  AmSty is an underwriter of the program which seeks to fund infrastructure improvements for polystyrene foam recycling.  The latest success story comes from grant recipients in Oakland County, Michigan.  

Over 3 million additional residents in the U.S. and Canada can recycle foam as a result of FRC grants. Read below for the full story from FRC.

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Trinseo Exec Talks Innovation with Chemical Week Magazine

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The Woodlands, Texas– August 1, 2019 – Nicolas Joly, Global Business Director for Polystyrene at Trinseo, discussed with ChecmWeek Magazine the potential PS chemical recycling brings to consumers across the world. Joly highlight the work of AmSty, Agilyx and Regenyx, recycling post-use polystyrene in the Pacific Northwest.

 You can read the full story here on ChemWeek or on Trinseo's website.

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Regenyx Featured for Chemical Industry Innovation

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The Woodlands, Texas– July 24, 2019 – Industry expert Dr. Stefan Guertzgen published a feature article on Manufacturing.Net's website to highlight the work of Regenyx, a joint-venture between AmSty and Agilyx, as it brings a new wave of recycling for polystyrene plastics.

 You can read the full story here: https://www.manufacturing.net/blog/2019/06/digital-tech-catalyst-growth-chemical-industry

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AmSty Introduces Polystyrene Resin with Reduced Environmental Impact – PolyRenew ® 5001 HE

The Woodlands, Texas – July 2, 2019 – AmSty, a major polystyrene producer, has developed a high-efficiency foam grade resin that allows foam density and part weight to be reduced by 10-15%. The reduced density also increases foam extrusion line rates by 10-15%, according to company spokesman Gary Welsh, Senior Technical Service & Development Leader. “The lighter density of this PolyRenew® resin will help manufacturers reduce energy usage and produce fewer greenhouse gasses,” says Welsh. Everyday items like carryout food containers, meat trays, and school lunch trays can use less material than before with no loss in performance.

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AmSty Sponsors Pacific Northwest Secondary Sorting Demonstration Project

PNWSSDProject thumbThe Woodlands, Texas – June 21, 2019 – AmSty, together with industry partners, has sponsored a 60-day recycling demonstration project managed by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) known as the Pacific Northwest Secondary Sorting Demonstration Project.  The exercise involves installing a portable secondary sorting system where selected materials from four regional materials recovery facilities (MRFs) will be further sorted.  

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Agilyx Featured on Forbes to Showcase PolyUsable Chemical Recycling

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The Woodlands, Texas– May 16, 2019 – Forbes featured Regenyx in a story about the new wave of recycling for polystyrene plastics. You can read the full story here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffkart/2019/05/15/regenyx-process-recycles-throw-away-polystyrene/#27d906c25b06

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AmSty and Agilyx Launch Joint Venture, Regenyx LLC

The Woodlands, Texas and Tigard, Oregon – April 30, 2019 – AmSty and Agilyx announce they have formed a joint venture, Regenyx LLC, dedicated to fully recycling post-consumer polystyrene materials back to new polystyrene products. Regenyx will utilize Agilyx’s chemical recycling process to convert used polystyrene products back to their original liquid form, styrene monomer. AmSty can then take that styrene monomer and work with its supply chain partners to make new polystyrene products with a favorable environmental profile without any degradation of quality or value. This form of circular recycling is known as the PolyUsable™ process. 

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AmSty Uses Recycled Polystyrene in Styrene Production - Big Step Toward PolyUsable™ Recycling

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The Woodlands, Texas– April 10, 2019 – In keeping with its plan to develop a long-term sustainable model for plastics recycling, AmSty, a leading U.S. based producer of polystyrene, is taking a big step. The company is now using recycled polystyrene, known as recycled styrene monomer (RSM), converted from solid polystyrene products by Agilyx, as feedstock for its world-scale styrene production facility in St. James, Louisiana. 

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